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Posted by suburbcountrygrower (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 10, 07 at 17:46

Does anyone know that dissolved, diluted aspirin can be used a fertilizer? I read it in Reader's Digest...and I tried it, with my marigolds. It works!!!!!!


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That's interesting. Aspirin is salicylic acid.....maybe the plants like the low ph. I'm going to try it. What dilution did you use?


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It is possible that the 'acid' condition caused more nutrients to become available. Iron would be one and it is essential in the manufacture of chlorophyll. A green up would not be surprising.


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That would be an awful expensive form of fertilizer.


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I use another simple homemade fertilizer. I add "7 minute itch" plants to a large water storage keg. I let the solution set about a week at first (once set you just replace what you use) I pour this mixture over my plants. It is a very simple fertilizer that also works to keep plant lice away. (((Warning: It stinks to high heaven, in the bucket but once poured the smell goes away in a minute or two!!)))

Your plants will grow green and fast, and flowered plants will have Huge healthy flowers!


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  • Posted by lindac Iowa Z 5/4 (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 16, 07 at 20:32

What's 7 minute itch plant?


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It is a tall thin plant with "hairs" on the stem. When you brush up against them you break out in hives for ... 7 minutes - grows all over here in Germany where I live.


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redman, is this the plant?

Here is a link that might be useful: 7 minute itch


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I asked my wife and she tells me the plant is called nettles (don't trust my spelling)

I have got to say that it really works well.


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I know a company which is pretty good at soil diagnostics (bodemverbetering). It is a dutch company, though they can probably give you some advice on this.


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The plants are nettles, and when I was telling one of my secretaries about the plant she checked it on Wikipedia...I was kind of shocked at how versitile the plant is. Good stuff.


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